Metro
New smog readings for the Metroplex paint a depressing picture. Courtesy Justin Cozart

Notice How Much Cleaner the Air Is?

We didn’t think so.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
If air pollution worsens and nobody hears a sound from state regulators, do we still get asthma? OK, so it’s a bad joke, but without Texas’ citizen environmental watchdogs, you’d never know why pilots have visibility prob...


Richard and Ginger Moore are living in the recreational vehicle behind them. Jeff Prince

Other Side of the Gavel

Allegations about a property deal land a JP in court.
JEFF PRINCE
A desire to spend their golden years in an affordable but comfortable home led Richard and Ginger Moore to tap into their small nest egg for an $18,000 down payment and ink their names on a lease-to-own contract. The Moores are...



METRO

Water Restrictions?

Dried Up
ANDREW MCLEMORE
There’s the hydrological cycle, which describes how water moves across the earth, and then there’s the “hydro-illogical cycle,” which describes the painfully short memories of Americans after a drought. “It’s where ...


Griffin: “This is a toxic ... environment.”

Morning in Morningside

An innovative partnership seeks to help kids with a cradle-to-college approach.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
Bleak doesn’t begin to describe Fort Worth’s Morningside neighborhood, a beleaguered little slice of the city’s near southeast side. Regardless of which data set you choose, Morningside is trending down — way down — f...



Young: “I don’t know what will happen to these cats if I have to leave.” Lee Chastain

The Last Tenant

She clings to an apartment that’s due to be torn down.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
The once-stately house at 1108 Grainger St. has had its bones picked by an architectural salvage team, and most of its windows are boarded up. At the peak of the roof, the center gable windows are two gaping holes, open to the ...


A bracelet recovered from the Titanic is among the 250 items to be exhibited in Fort Worth. Courtesy Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Still Bringing Up Stories

A new Titanic exhibit reminds a North Texan of his family’s tie to the tragedy.
JEFF PRINCE
An upcoming Titanic exhibit designed to showcase the human stories from the sinking of that famous ocean liner in 1912 includes a 26-gem bracelet inscribed with the name “Amy.” That’s just one of 250 artifacts recovered f...



Best Of 2012: Getting & Spending

Getting and Spending 2012

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Customer Service Readers’ choice: Grapevine Guitar Works, 1689 W NW Hwy, Grapevine Critic’s choice: Ashleigh Keeney, Starbucks, 2600 W 7th St, FW Some managers run their business like a yoga class, speaking in soft tones an...


One of Lockheed’s F-35s takes off from a New Jersey military base. Courtesy Lockheed Martin

Playing Defense

Lockheed lays off workers when military spending drops — and when it soars.
ANDREW MCLEMORE
The argument of defense companies like Lockheed Martin, which employs thousands at its Fort Worth plant, is simple: Don’t force us to lay off workers when you know the economy can’t afford it. That’s what the defense indu...



Breaking

BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts SMU student on rape charge

One SMU panel has found him “guilty,” another “not guilty”
By Natalie Posgate, Brooks Igo. and Patricia Boh
Editor’s note: Fort Worth Weekly has reported several times over the last several years about controversies regarding the reporting and handling of crime on college campuses, in Texas and nationally. Included in that coverage...


Women golfers tee off in River Crest’s inaugural year, 1911. Gretchen Brants Barrett/RCCC Centennial Book

On the Green

Hollace Weiner mines a rich lode of local history in a book about River Crest Country Club.
JEFF PRINCE
It started out as a vanity book celebrating a historic country club, but River Crest Country Club: the First 100 Years evolved into something of surprising heft — physically and figuratively. Author Hollace Ava Weiner spent t...